The almost €100 million funds will be used to finance eligible projects including maintenance, improvement and energy optimisation of railways, plus new route and line extension investments.
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In addition to the Polyvalent's standard specification, the region has requested that the trains benefit from specific equipment such as automatic passenger counting, spaces for bicycles and frontal display of destinations.
The Board of Directors of Renfe have approved the entry of the company into the high-speed market of France with rolling stock from Alstom.
The dual-mode Coradia Polyvalent trains will have four cars each, with a capacity of 214 seats, which will be equipped with reading lights and sockets.
Designed to ensure cross-border links thanks to ERTMS technology, these trains can run on several types of network voltages.
By reinforcing security whilst improving the flow of travellers at borders, passenger satisfaction will be improved.
Having already chosen the HASTUS solution for planning and operations of its Transilien network in the Paris region, SNCF is now deploying GIRO’s software for its national TGV high-speed train network.
With this order, the 360 Francilien train fleet will be the largest rail series in Île-de-France; improving the punctuality of the lines in Paris.
A direct link will soon connect Paris Gare de l’Est and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, with trains specifically designed to supply comfort for airport clientele.
The OMNEO Premium will provide approximately 25 per cent more seating capacity to intercity travellers between Paris and the Hauts-de-France region.